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ERIC Number: EJ1162456
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Dec
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0036-8148
Save Beady Kid from the Sun
Demetrikopoulos, Melissa; Thompson, Wesley; Pecore, John
Science and Children, v55 n4 p54-59 Dec 2017
Art and science help students investigate light energy and practice fair testing. With the goal of finding a way to save "Beady Kid" from invisible rays, students used science practices to investigate the transfer of light energy from the Sun. During this art-integrated science lesson presented in this article, upper elementary (grades 3-5) students were artists when using UV-sensitive beads to create a Beady Kid and design its protection, and scientists when conducting a fair test investigation to identify how well their protection from UV radiation performed. To structure this lesson, the authors used the BSCE 5E Instructional Model (Bybee 2006). The project can be conducted in 45 minutes over two days. Day One can encompass Engage and Explore, with Day Two picking back up on Explore through Elaborate. Because the authors allow students to decide upon their own materials (within reason) for the fair test phase, the test occurs on Day Two to ensure time to supply materials that the students need as part of their design. Depending on school culture, teachers can allow students to bring in materials.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A